Worth a Look: 2.21.12
Ed Dobson is not afraid of dying. It’s the getting there that really scares him. A former pastor, onetime Christian Right operative and an icon among religious leaders, Dobson has Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. When he was diagnosed, doctors gave him 3 to 5 years to live. That was 11 years ago.
Republicans like it when candidates talk about religion. Democrats don’t. Here are the stats:
In fact, Republicans (32%) are eight times more likely to be influenced positively by a candidate’s religious views than Democrats (4%). Independents (16%) fall in between the two political parties. Depending on the religion, a majority of the Republicans might be seen as having a positive view of such religious discussions.
Please receive this little missive in the spirit it is meant: as an encouragement to reflect on the practice of “leading worship.” It seems to me that you are often simply co-opted into a practice without being encouraged to reflect on its rationale, its “reason why.” In other words, it seems to me that you are often recruited to “lead worship” without much opportunity to pause and reflect on the nature of “worship” and what it would mean to “lead.”
Nomophobia – the fear of being without your phone:
Nomophobia — the fear of being without your cellphone — is on the rise, according to a new report sponsored by SecurEnvoy, a company that specializes in digital passwords.